Re: Coachella 2013: Registration is open
posted at 1/31/2013 1:22 PM EST
In response to MattyScornD's comment:
In response to yogafriend's comment:
The issue of attending, being too old, being too tired, being too whatever, is now moot.
Not sure how many hours the tickets were available in total; as mentioned in my OP, the tickets went on sale yesterday, so it's safe to say that if you want(ed) a ticket to this festival, you would have had to have had it on your radar a long time ago. I don't think anyone would argue with the idea that the lineup had rare, if not possibly "once in a lifetime" written all over it, at least in the USA.
Sorry if you're bummed. Polar experienced it last year, the lucky son of a gun. :)
Yikes! Nothing like having one's mind made up for them, huh...?? :P
This is just the trend we've talked about in action, once again: the popularity of festivals and the speed at which they are selling out.
In the time it took for me to create this thread and post the link, the first weekend had sold out. I saw the SOLD OUT sign immediately following my post; I thought that I had posted the 2012 link and took a doubletake to see that it was, indeed, real time.
Again, they're not for everyone, but for those that are suited to this type of venue, the cost-effectiveness and opportunity to see bands that you will rarely, if ever, get to see (bands, for instance, that seem to appear almost exclusively at festivals), and thinking of the time in an overall sense, as being on vacation.
Saw this on a website reporting on the sold out status:
"Nothing encapsulates soul-crushing disappointment better than trying to buy tickets to a sold out music festival. That's probably what hundreds (thousands?) of near hysterical indie rock fans were feeling when they logged on to Coachella's ticketing website and were told the system had crashed.
Spin (via the LA Times) reports that tickets for the first weekend of the festival sold out in less than 15 minutes after being released on Tuesday. The first set of dates (April 12) proved far more popular than the April 19 weekend and heavy traffic on Coachella's provider site (Front Gate) beget a series of system glitches that left many hopefuls ticket-less and prone to posting their sadness on Facebook.
Imagine your whole world was veiled in dark terror--like Middle Earth circa Lord of the Rings--with no end in sight. Nothing will ever be beautiful again, you think. Or, as one world-weary Facebook user poetized: "Coachella ur so lame now! Well u've been lame for years but now it's official!!! Soon everyone will realize this too." Coachella: watch ur back.
As of this date, all festival passes are sold out, save for the more expensive Lake Eldorado VIP package, which will set you back a cool $3,000-5,000."
Okay, so it's not *really* sold out. :P Maybe next year ...